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Unicef condemns prison abuse of minors in Georgia


September 21st, 2012 - 4:02 am ICT by IANS
Tbilisi, Sep 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Unicef has condemned the human rights violations against juveniles in Georgia's prisons, after videos were shown on two Georgian TV networks that portrayed prison ... Read more...

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UK told to free prisoners over breach of human rights


September 18th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Prisoners deemed "potentially dangerous" and who had been jailed indefinitely in Britain could now be set free after the European Court of Human Rights said it ... Read more...

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US hands over key prison to Afghanistan


September 10th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 10 (IANS) US forces in Afghanistan Monday handed over full control of a key US-run prison - the Bagram Detention Centre - to the Afghan defence ministry, ... Read more...

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Bodo areas calm, rehabilitation starts


September 2nd, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 2 (IANS) With no fresh incidents reported from anywhere in Assam over the past few days, the state government has started the process for rehabilitation of the displaced ... Read more...

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Four women kidnapped from rescue home in Hyderabad


September 1st, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 1 (IANS) Unidentified men attacked a rescue home and kidnapped four trafficked women at Ramanthapur area here early Saturday, police said.A group of eight men barged into 'Ujjawala' ... Read more...

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Police probing escape of Bangladeshi undertrials


August 29th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 29 (IANS) The police have launched a probe into the escape of two Bangladeshi undertrials booked for several offences, including dacoity, from Presidency Central Correctional Home here, an ... Read more...

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Norwegian mass killer sentenced to 21 years in jail (Lead)


August 24th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, Aug 24 (IANS) Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik was sentenced to 21 years in prison for killing 77 people in bomb and shooting attacks last year.The court also ... Read more...

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Venezuela prison brawl toll rises to 26


August 24th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Aug 24 (IANS/EFE) The toll in last weekend's battle between heavily armed inmate gangs at the Yare I prison near Caracas has risen to 26, said authorities.The initial casualty ... Read more...

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Central team visits riot-hit Assam areas, reviews security


August 21st, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 21 (IANS) A central team Tuesday visited the violence affected Dhubri district of Assam to take stock of the security and relief and rehabilitation measures taken up by ... Read more...

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25 killed in brawl at Venezuelan prison (Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, Aug 21 (IANS/EFE) A battle between heavily armed inmate gangs at the Yare I prison near Caracas left 25 people dead and 43 injured, Venezuela's minister of penitentiaries said.Among ... Read more...

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Over 20 killed in Venezuela prison fight


August 21st, 2012 - 4:29 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, Aug 21 (IANS) More than 20 people have been killed in a prison riot between two inmate gangs near the Venezuelan capital, media reported.The violence erupted Sunday night at ... Read more...

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Indonesia cuts sentence of over 50,000 prisoners


August 18th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Aug 18 (IANS) More than 50,000 convicts, including those sentenced for graft, murder and drug running, have been granted sentence reductions as the country celebrated Independence Day Friday, media ... Read more...

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Iran pardons 130 inmates ahead of Eid al-Fitr


August 16th, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) About 130 convicts held on treason charges have been released in Iran on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, Fars News Agency reported Wednesday.The leader of ... Read more...

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15,000 people in Sri Lankan jails over unpaid fines


August 15th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 15 (IANS) There are over 15,000 people in detention in Sri Lankan jails for failing to pay fines, an official revealed Wednesday.Over the year 2011, a total of ... Read more...

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Nineteen prisoners attempt group suicide in Russia


August 14th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Nineteen inmates of a correctional facility in Russia's eastern Siberian republic of Yakutia have attempted to commit suicide by cutting their veins, the regional prosecutor's ... Read more...

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Turkmenistan grants amnesty to 1,300 prisoners


August 13th, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov has granted amnesty to more than 1,300 inmates during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.This year "Laylat al Qadr", also known ... Read more...

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Prisoners in Ajman attend religious lectures


August 8th, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Ajman, Aug 7 (IANS/WAM) Prisoners serving terms in a penitentiary in Ajman in the UAE are listening to religious lectures delivered by scholars at the prison.The lectures are being organised ... Read more...

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Mexican involved in killing of 49 people arrested


August 4th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 4 (IANS/EFE) The Mexican army announced Friday the arrest of a suspected operative of a drug cartel in connection with the killing of 49 people in the ... Read more...

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Supreme Court comes to rescue of Vrindavan widows


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Irked over the insensitivity towards abandoned widows in Vrindavan, the Supreme Court Friday said India was the only country where every day people distribute free ... Read more...

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James Holmes claims that he can’t remember the Batman killings


July 27th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Colorado, July 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) James Holmes, who is associated with the Colorado killings, said that he cannot remember any killings. It may be recalled that 12 people were killed in a ... Read more...

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Jailor shot at, escapes unhurt


July 27th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 27 (IANS) A jail official was shot at by unidentified criminals in the Bihar capital Friday but he escaped unhurt, police said.Amarjeet Singh of Beur Jail was fired ... Read more...

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Bihar officials asked to explain Dalit hostel attack


July 25th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Patna July 25 (IANS) Country's apex panel for the Scheduled Castes has summoned top administrative and police officials of Bihar to explain inaction during arson and vandalism at a Dalit ... Read more...

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Andhra prisoners to grow herbs for Himalaya Drugs


July 24th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) Prisoners in Andhra Pradesh will grow herbs for the Himalaya Drug Company, India's leading herbal health and personal care company.The company will impart training to the ... Read more...

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Prison warden slain in Guatemala


July 20th, 2012 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, July 20 (IANS/EFE) The warden of a maximum-security prison that holds some of Guatemala's most dangerous criminals was gunned down on the streets of this capital, authorities said ... Read more...

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UAE releases over 80 prisoners


July 20th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Ajman, July 19 (IANS/WAM) The rulers of the emirates of Ajman and Umm Al Qaiwain have ordered the release of more than 80 prisoners in total ahead of the Islamic ... Read more...

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Inmates set prison on fire in Turkey


July 15th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, July 15 (IANS) Inmates of a prison in southeastern Turkey set ablaze their jail Sunday morning, local media reported.According to Today's Zaman newspaper website, the incident took place ... Read more...

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Doctor detained in murder of mentally-ill woman in Bengal


July 15th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 15 (IANS) A doctor was detained Sunday in connection with the death certificate of a mentally-ill woman suspected to have been raped and murdered last month in West ... Read more...

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Three held for murder of mentally-ill woman in Bengal


July 12th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 12 (IANS) Three people have been arrested for murder after the body of a mentally-ill woman was exhumed from a mental asylum's backyard in Dhaniakhali in West Bengal's ... Read more...

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Scandals to protests, Hooda gets busy this summer (Haryana Newsletter)


July 6th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 6 (IANS) First, the scandal of sexual abuse and tormenting of inmates at a shelter home in Rohtak, and now statewide protests over power and water shortage - ... Read more...

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Shelter home exploitation: cop held for destroying evidence


July 6th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Rohtak (Haryana), July 6 (IANS) The Haryana police officer heading the probe into the sexual exploitation and physical and mental torture of inmates at the Apna Ghar shelter home here ... Read more...

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Karunalaya: Where the mentally challenged live in dignity (Feature)


July 6th, 2012 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Nanjangud (Karnataka), July 6 (IANS) Left in the wild to get killed, many of them do not know where they came from and who they are. The shelter home Karunalaya, ... Read more...

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No report on girls missing from Ghaziabad shelter: Panel


July 4th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The apex child rights panel has not got any report on the progress in the investigation into the six girls' escape from a state-run observation ... Read more...

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Prison guards taken hostage in Sri Lanka


June 29th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 29 (IANS) The Sri Lankan military Friday prepared to launch an operation to rescue three prison guards taken hostage by inmates of a prison in the north of ... Read more...

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Bihar to computerise jails


June 28th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 28 (IANS) Bihar has roped in the National Informatics Centre(NIC) to develop a software to computerise all prisons."NIC is developing a software for the computerization of prisons and ... Read more...

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13 die in Turkish prison fire


June 17th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, June 17 (IANS) A fire in a Turkish prison has killed 13 prisoners, Xinhua reported Sunday.Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the died when a fire engulfed the ... Read more...

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